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Account Executive*



Location: Germany


Position Purpose


The Account Executive* is responsible for managing relationships and selling Software AG’s entire solutions portfolio into a territory of enterprise accounts (>1B. € revenue). The Account Executive* acts as a strategic advisor for customers, using consultative and value-based selling techniques and interacting with line-of-business and IT decision makers in their account base.  The Account Executive* effectively leverages internal resources such as Sales Engineers, Inside Sales, Consultants, as well as selected partners to successfully generate qualified opportunities, win new or build on existing business, establishing a long-term closed partnership with key customers.


Essential Job Functions


  • Achieve/exceed quarterly and yearly revenue targets using approved SAG business planning, account management, opportunity management, and monitoring processes tools
  • Penetrate existing and new accounts and sell to relevant decision makers (LOB and IT) with a solution-oriented approach
  • Regularly meet with customers to understand their business and key drivers
  • Working directly or with the Partner Manager, generate incremental revenue opportunities, e.g. demand for licenses and related services through a customized, value-led approach
  • Proactively facilitate territory- and account-planning and execution, including a penetration plan as well as coverage plan
  • Create, qualify, develop, control and close new opportunities
  • Adopt the appropriate methodology to selling (which one?)
  • Create an environment of collaboration with both the customer and virtual sales team
  • Coordinate Software AG resources and partners to successfully manage complex relationships and sales cycles with the assigned customers
  • Educate and inform customers on key market trends, tailor solutions to challenge their approach to key corporate priorities and create a value proposition
  • Take control of the sales process rather than simply following the customer’s process
  • Understand Software AG’s products, services and competition and increase the value that customers attach to our unique capabilities
  • Keep current with developments in the particular market or industry segment



Skills and Experience


  • Experience selling software or SaaS based solutions
  • Understand and leverage value-based selling
  • Proven track record of meeting and exceeding sales quotas
  • Excellent communication skills and interaction with internal/external customers
  • Experience developing and presenting clear and concise sales briefings/meetings
  • Team player and able to take direction from Sales Management
  • Demonstrated understanding of market disciplines, competitive landscape and current technologies
  • Personal commitment, strong leadership skills and experienced working in a collaborative environment
  • Target and success oriented with “can-do” attitude
  • Ability to drive deal size and carry out detailed ROI analyses
  • Fluent in English and German





  • BA/BS degree or equivalent and familiarity with internet technologies
  • Basic understanding of Enterprise Integration, IoT, Business Process Management and digital transformation technology and marketplace



Key Sales Competencies


  • Account Management
  • Value Creation
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Commercial Awareness


* f/m/d – diversity matters! 




Please only apply online. Your application should include a short motivation letter, a CV and your references.


Your contact:

Michelle Benstead, Talent Acqusition Manager DACH, e-mail: michelle.benstead@softwareag.com


















Jobsegment: Account Executive, Inside Sales, Telemarketing, Sales, Bilingual